Wedding Beauty & Grooming Product Reviews

There’s nothing more soothing than a good hot, aromatic soak – but finding those magical droplets of oil that flood your senses with heaven-sent scent is a little trickier and could prove expensive. So we’ve done the hard work for you, and tried out a range of affordable and higher-end bath oils to point you in the right direction. (You’re welcome). We’ve also tested hairsprays and a face mask, too (because we’re good like that).

Bath Oils

Buy Olverum Bath Oil - opens in Amazon

Product: Olverum Bath Oil

Packaging: 3 out of 5
Aroma: Rosemary and lavender
Promises: to ease stress and relax tension
Review rating: 5 out of 5
Review: a luxurious bath oil with an intense and pungent aroma that calms and soothes, and remains in the bathroom long after your bath. My skin felt immediately smooth, soft and hydrated in the water and remained that way for a long time after my soak; and it smelled divine.

 BUY: Olverum bath Oil 125ml, £29.00

Review by Ilaria

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Product: Jo Malone Red Roses Bath Oil

Packaging: 5
Aroma: Rose
Promises: to soothe and hydrate the skin, scent your skin with a delicate fragrance
Review rating: 5
Review: the delicate rose-fragrance of this oil made me feel instantly relaxed when I opened the bottle, and soothed my muscles and my mind as soon as I got into the bathtub. The scent remained on my skin all day (hooray) and left my skin feeling totally soothed, smooth and hydrated. This oil is a winner in my eyes.

BUY Jo Malone Red Roses Bath Oil 30ml £30.59

Review by Ilaria

Face Masks

Body Shop British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask

Product: The Body Shop British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask

Packaging: 3 out of 5
Aroma: British rose
Promises: to moisturise, soothe and tone the skin after a 10-minute application
Review rating: 4 out of 5
Review: intense in its aroma and slippery and gel-like in texture, I wasn’t initially convinced by this product. It was easy (though slightly jelly-like) to apply and remove, absorbed quickly into my skin and although it left my skin feeling revived and hydrated, I felt the results maybe even more rewarding it I’d left the mask on for a little longer. Maybe next time.

 BUY The Body Shop British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask, £22.99

Review by Ilaria

Hairspray

Product: TIGI Bed Head Superstar

Packaging rating: 3
Aroma: orange
Promises: extremely voluminous hair
Review rating: 4
Review: super easy to use, just a few drops of this product applied by the palms of your hands to wet hair is enough to give you an impressive level of volume. Style and blow dry, and voila – enviable tresses full of lift! And a refreshing citrusy-orange scent to boot. Gives long-lasting volume to thick hair without making it look heavy or less soft, but can look at little greasy at the roots of fine hair.

 BUY BED HEAD Superstar Thermal Blow-Dry Lotion for Thick Hair 250 ml £7.69

Review by Ilaria

Bumble & bumble Surf Spray (50ml)

Product: Bumble & bumble Surf Spray

Packaging: 3 out of 5
Aroma: saltwater
Promises: to adds texture and give volume, create beach waves
Review rating: 3 out of 5
Review: this hairspray has a saltwater scent that really recreates the just-off-the-beach aroma. It’s effective too: apply it to wet hair and – with careful styling and drying – you can create that Summer Bay beach hair look. However, it stiffens hair to give it hold, thereby losing the overall ‘natural’ appeal.

BUY Surf by Bumble & bumble Spray 50ml, £15.17

Review by Ilaria